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I have currently been working on my Dad's 25 years in business anniversary cake. I have taken lots of photo's as I have gone along and have been making tools and hammers etc.

I did make a Saw but it broke this morning so I'm none too pleased however, I have now reverted back to my original idea of using a saw blade in my cake instead so I am hoping this is going to work. He has no idea I am doing this but it's 25 years on Monday when I have my workshop so I have a mega busy weekend trying to fit it in and do it on the down low too! :p

Off out for some tea now so I will speak to you guys later. :wink:
Thanks, Joan...Ok, I now have some pics to show you......

These are the saw pieces I made yesterday although when I put them together today, the saw blade snapped near the handle so I couldn't rescue it and the chocolate icing did not harden properly either. :crys:


I then decided that I would go back to my original design of using a bench saw blade rather than a hand saw, I have made two blades today just in case one breaks and then I am going to insert the blade into the cake as if it is cutting into it. I am hoping to stand it vertically, so I have left it out to dry and harden enough to put into the cake tomorrow, that's the plan anyway. :D

I have done a step by step guide on how to make the edible saw blade so please check out the
Saw Blade Tutorial


The other tools are the edible hammer which I have put MC25YRS in the handle to represent his business and years trading, I did this using the message writer below and stamped it in when the icing fondant was soft. I also have a bag of crumbs on the second picture (to the left) for a sawdust effect.

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I have also done and a flat edible builders pencil, I didn't do it around on purpose because builders tend to use a flat pencil, John told me the name of it, but I cannot remember. :dizzy:

.....apparently, it is an edible joiners pencil or carpenters pencil. To make this all I did was roll out sausage shapes in icing fondant and then flattened them with my fingers. They are stuck together using a little cold water.

For the hammer head, I rolled a ball and then moulded it using my hands and fingers.

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Lightly hammering it onto the work surface and patting the end of it with your fingertips also helps to soften the ends.
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My Dad is a builder/flagger so I guess you are wondering why I am doing tools as opposed to bricks and stone and paving etc. The reason being is that on his 21st Anniversary in 2011 I made him this cake......I made it on his 21st Anniversary as he had always wanted to reach that milestone. :D

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As you can see it has a mixer, stone, paving, bag of sand etc and I wanted to do something different. He has spent a lot of time recently carving wood and making a bear for his garden so I thought I would go with more of a tool theme than an updated version of the old cake.
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:roflmao: Bill

Those cakes look great Angie and I can see your point with regards doing things slightly different this time, I bet your Dad will love it. :wink:
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@Bill, you are funny! :p

I have finished the cake, the blade went in without any hassle and I made a spanner for the top as it looked a bit bare. I'm still not sure on the colours but it is a man cake so it's not supposed to be bright.

I have given it to my Dad and he loves it, I will post the pics soon, just had an extremely busy day prepping.
Thanks, guys, I am impressed that the blade held in place and looked the part, I think the crumbs really add to the effect as if it has literally spun into the cake.

As I said the colour scheme is not to my taste as it seems a little dull, I like cakes to be bright, however, I think the colour scheme works well, and the overall result is pretty much what I wanted. I am quite pleased considering I was juggling the cake, cake pops and prepping for the Cosmetic Cupcake Workshop.
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